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Dontaie Allen to trim list, take all five official visits

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With a Sunday scholarship offer from the University of Louisville, Dontaie Allen’s offer sheet is up to 22 schools, many of which joined the list over the weekend while Allen shined at the Under Armour Challenge. But Kentucky still isn’t among the schools to have extended an offer, and Allen plans to consider all options, even if John Calipari calls with good news in the near future.

In speaking with Allen’s AAU coach, Steve Quattrocchi, KSR learned Allen plans to narrow his list next month. If Kentucky offers within that time frame, the Cats will almost certainly make the cut. But don’t expect an immediate commitment, as some have insinuated.

Allen plans to use up all five of his official visits to make the best decision for him. He considers his recruitment wide open at this point and he has been very impressed by some of his unofficial visits to schools outside of the Bluegrass. He hopes to get the coveted UK offer soon, but he won’t rush into a commitment if and when it comes.

John Calipari saw Allen play for the first time last Thursday in a game Allen led in scoring with 30 points. UK assistants Joel Justus and Tony Barbee were also around to see the Pendleton County star light up the scoreboard with 26 points per game throughout the event. With Allen expected to shoot up the rankings and Cal finally getting to see him in person, now is the time for the Cats to offer him a spot.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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12 Comments for Dontaie Allen to trim list, take all five official visits

  1. So which schools are on his list?

  2. Ben27
    10:52 am July 16, 2018 Permalink

    No way UK should jump on a player for fear of being left out. I don’t care if we get any KY players. Most of these players have no other intention then boosting their own ratings. Cal should tell him privately that we will take him if he commits, but no public offer will be made.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:14 am July 16, 2018 Permalink

      THANK YOU! Only UK basketball fans would obsess over a top 100 or so player when they are in on the absolute cream of the crop. Not that I don’t want him at UK, but it’s not a make or break thing at all.

    • jahanc2uky
      11:51 am July 16, 2018 Permalink

      I dont understand why Cal cant recruit a mix of 1-3, 1 & Done potential players and 1-2 4-yr players every year. If this kid commits to being a 4 year player, commit to him with a scholarship.

    • Ben27
      12:33 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

      I asked the same question! Cal recruits 5 star players and give his full attention do helping them develop. Occasionally, a four star player like Shai. The other players get very limited playing time and only see action in blow out games. Good 4 year players do not want limited playing time and only the hope of playing in the future. This is the major flaw in Cal’s system. Transfers and graduate transfers are the only hope we have for a team like this year.

    • ClutchCargo
      2:04 pm July 16, 2018 Permalink

      If you recruit only a handful of 5 stars and something happens to where you don’t get those 1-3 1 and done players, then what? That’s a sure-fire strategy to settle into a mediocre pattern of winning 20 games per year and making the sweet 16 fairly often.

  3. TouchYoSocks
    11:56 am July 16, 2018 Permalink

    If you still think he’s a definite 4 year player, you haven’t seen him play.

  4. Ez21
    8:14 am July 17, 2018 Permalink

    The question I have is Cal now trying to stick the team so full of talent that all of them cannot flourish enough to go pro so that’s how he’s gonna start getting guys to stay more than a year?